Phone line question

Old 03-05-05, 12:12 PM
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Phone line question

I'm finally getting rid of dial-up and getting a DSL line, which will mean switching my existing 2nd phone line which I use for my computer back to the main number for the rest of the house. I've seen plenty of information on how to add a 2nd line, but how do I wire the jack for my second line back to the main line?

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Old 03-05-05, 07:01 PM
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to do is to change some wires around inside the jack. Open the jack up and you should see the RED wire from the jack connected to the YELLOW (or ORANGE w/WHITE trace) wire from the wall, and the GREEN jack wire connected to the BLACK (or WHITE w/ ORANGE) wire from the wall. Just change them to RED and RED (or BLUE w/WHITE trace) and GREEN and GREEN (or WHITE w/BLUE trace).

This should change the jack to work on line1. This link has good info on phone wiring:

Hope this helps!

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